Acacia Rigidula

acacia rigidulaDangerous levels of obesity in North America have led to the ultimate search for natural weight loss remedies and Acacia Rigidula is just one of the many possibilities. Also known as the Blackbrush, this herb comes from central Mexico and Texas. Native Americans have been using it for generations because of the many benefits that it provides. Let’s look at some of these benefits and see why more and more diet supplements are integrating the use of this substance.

The Basics – What’s in Acacia Rigidula?

There are many amines and chemicals that are naturally found in it, including hordenine, amphetamines, tyramines, tryptamines, dopamines and more. What you need to know is that they promote the production of epinephrine (adrenaline), noradrenaline, catecholamines and dopamine. They then work with beta-receptors in the body to increase metabolic rate, break down fat and decrease appetite.

Lypolysis and Weight Loss

Because Acacia Rigidula decreases your appetite you’ll naturally eat less. The reduction of carbs, which are used for fueling your body, leads to your body using stored fat instead. Acacia Rigidula includes methylsynephrine, n-methyl-phenylethylamine and theobromine, all which help with breaking fat down for energy and therefore, weight loss.

How it Decreases Appetite

It contains amphetamines that inhibit a neurotransmitter responsible for telling your body you’re hungry. This neurotransmitter is called neuropeptide. At the same time, these amphetamines increase metabolic rate, heart rate and blood pressure and the hormones we often hear called the “Fight or Flight” hormones.

A Boost for Metabolism

Acacia Rigidula is known to activate beta-adrenergic receptors, which leads to catecholamines, epinephrine and norepinephrine being released into the body. They then dilate peripheral blood vessels and increase heart/pulse rates to kick metabolism into high gear.

Bonus? Better Mood

It’s believed that Acacia Rigidula stimulates the release of dopamine in the part of the brain we’ve come to know as the pleasure-sensing area. Although only minuscule amounts of mescaline are present, we know that it can promote an extremely good-feeling, dream-like feeling.


As with any type of supplement, you should always consult with your doctor if you have medical conditions, take medications, are pregnant or are breatsfeeding.

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